|The section parameter was removed since Joomla! 1.6 and above|
The section parameter type provides a drop down list of the published sections from your Joomla site. If the parameter has a value saved, this value is selected when the page is first loaded. If not, the default value (if any) is selected.
The first option on the list is always '- Select Section -' (which is a translatable string) and is given the value 0.
Example XML parameter definition:
<param name="mysection" type="section" default="" label="Select a section" description="" />